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Talking to Your Kids About Sex Is Good for Them, So Here’s How

No one is suggesting you give a rundown of the Kama Sutra to your middle schooler. In fact, the truth is these conversations are rarely about sexual behavior.

No one is suggesting you give a rundown of the Kama Sutra to your middle schooler. In fact, the truth is these conversations are rarely about sexual behavior.

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Oklahoma’s GOP Governor: Use Technicality to Defund Planned Parenthood

Gov. Mary Fallin wrote a letter last week to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, citing high rates of billing errors.

Gov. Mary Fallin wrote a letter last week to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, citing high rates of billing errors.

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This Week in Sex: For Couples, Sex Once a Week Is Ideal for Happiness

This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.

This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.

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Rising STD Rates Disproportionately Affecting Men Who Have Sex With Men

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that both men who have sex with men and young people are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that both men who have sex with men and young people are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

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What the New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for Real-Life Women

The American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines, raising the minimum age of regular mammograms for women with no known risk factors from 40 to 45. While these guidelines may make sense when you look at population statistics as a whole, on an anecdotal level, they alarmed me as a 43-year-old.

The American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines, raising the minimum age of regular mammograms for women with no known risk factors from 40 to 45. While these guidelines may make sense when you look at population statistics as a whole, on an anecdotal level, they alarmed me as a 43-year-old.

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Charlie Sheen Deserves Your Scorn, But Not Because He Has HIV

HIV is not a punishment for bad behavior. It's an illness. And it's not OK to act like it is a punishment for some crime, even when the "criminal" is a public jackass like Sheen, because that just reinforces the HIV stigma our culture is already swimming in.

HIV is not a punishment for bad behavior. It’s an illness. And it’s not OK to act like it is a punishment for some crime, even when the “criminal” is a public jackass like Sheen, because that just reinforces the HIV stigma our culture is already swimming in.

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Ohio Republicans Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill into law, it would take away $1.3 million in state funding for Planned Parenthood's maternal and preventive health-care programs.

If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill into law, it would take away $1.3 million in state funding for Planned Parenthood’s maternal and preventive health-care programs.

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Immigrant Rights Groups: ‘We Will Keep Fighting’

More than two dozen events are being held across 17 different states this week in protest against, according to a press release from the organization Grassroots Leadership, "the unjust enforcement and deportations that have continued in the year since the President's immigration announcement."

More than two dozen events are being held across 17 different states this week in protest against, according to a press release from the organization Grassroots Leadership, “the unjust enforcement and deportations that have continued in the year since the President’s immigration announcement.”

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Cases of Babies Born With Syphilis on the Rise

More infants are being born with syphilis in the United States due to rising rates of infection among women, as well as gaps in prenatal care.

More infants are being born with syphilis in the United States due to rising rates of infection among women, as well as gaps in prenatal care.

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This Week in Sex: ‘Global Warming’ May Equal Cooling in the Bedroom

This week, a Spanish town did not actually hold a clitoris festival, an economic analysis fears that as global temperatures rise our sex lives (and birth rates) will suffer, and new research suggests veterans suffer from sexual dysfunction.

This week, a Spanish town did not actually hold a clitoris festival, an economic analysis fears that as global temperatures rise our sex lives (and birth rates) will suffer, and new research suggests veterans suffer from sexual dysfunction.

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